Oracle announces availability of the latest release of Oracle Database Lite

New Support for Synchronizing Open Source SQLite Database and Oracle Database

News Facts

  • Today, Oracle announced availability of the latest
    release of Oracle Database Lite, a comprehensive solution for developing,
    deploying and managing applications for mobile and embedded environments.
  • With Oracle Database Lite, mobile users gain continuous
    access to data unconstrained by mobile network bandwidth and coverage, allowing
    them to access enterprise data even in the absence of a network
  • New in this release of Oracle Database Lite is the
    ability to bi-directionally synchronize data between the open source SQLite
    database and Oracle
  • This release also provides centralized user and device
    provisioning and management of SQLite-based mobile applications, allowing
    disconnected users to have an experience virtually identical to users who are

Easier and More Secure Mobile Synchronization

Oracle Database Lite consists of:

  • Oracle Database Lite Client, a small footprint SQL database that
    runs on many devices and platforms and can be bi-directionally synchronized with
    an Oracle Database server; and,
  • Oracle Database Lite Mobile Server, which enables mobile users
    and devices to operate in occasionally connected environments, periodically
    synchronizing with a back-end database server.

Enhancements to Oracle Database Lite include:
  • Synchronization and device management for the open
    source SQLite database: Through a new open architecture, Oracle Database Lite
    Mobile Server can now synchronize between Oracle Database Lite Client databases
    and an Oracle Database as well as between SQLite client databases and an Oracle
    Database. The Oracle Database Lite Mobile Server can also be used to provision
    SQLite-based applications, devices on which these applications run, and users of
    these applications.
  • User authentication on client devices using a Common
    Access Card: For applications that demand a high level of security, this enables
    the authentication of users by requiring them to establish their credentials via
    smart cards.
  • Easy sharing of devices among multiple users by means
    of device re-registration: This allows a device to be used by different users at
    different times, a capability particularly useful when a device is used by
    different employees during different shifts or on different days. An employee
    does not need to always retrieve the same device. As long as employees are
    registered with the Oracle Database Lite Mobile Server, they can retrieve any
    device and re-register the device for their own use.

Supporting Quotes

  • "As companies look to more cost effectively run global
    operations, workers need to be able to efficiently access data without
    interruption or hassle despite their physical location, which is why demand for
    mobile applications continues to grow across many industries,” said Marie-Anne
    Neimat, vice president Software Development, Oracle. “Oracle Database Lite’s
    support for mobile applications built on the open source SQLite database
    addresses this need and helps improve productivity for a large community of
    mobile workers who can now access their enterprise Oracle Database, no matter
    where their jobs take them.”
  • “Oracle Database Lite’s Mobile Server is a great tool for
    data synchronization in large scale enterprises,” said Zdravko Mandic, manager
    Research and Development, Infoart d.o.o. “Our implementation, which consists of
    more than 1500 client devices, would have hardly been possible without it.
    Oracle Database Lite works silently, in the background, synchronizing huge
    amounts of data to our central Oracle Database and vice versa. This automatic
    synchronization, combined with great device management, is essential to keeping
    such large deployments healthy and helps enable enterprises to stay up and
    running all the time.”


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